Skin-To-Skin And Its Importance For Bonding

Whether you’re new to babies and parenthood or a seasoned professional, sooner or later you’ll hear about skin-to-skin or kangaroo care. So-called because of its resemblance to the way kangaroo mamas look after their joeys, scientists are proving what we have known instinctively for centuries: that skin touch is important.   What is skin-to-skin? Exactly […]

Induction: How Long Does It Take To Give Birth?

For most women, as soon as you find out you’re pregnant you start anticipating the birth. Depending on how much you know (and how many horror stories you’ve heard) that could be with excitement or trepidation. One way to switch from trepidation to excitement is through learning as much as you can about the in’s […]

When Is The Best Age To Have A Baby?

In our modern world, we are largely free to choose when to have a baby. With contraceptives, information, and advanced medical science, girls don’t fall pregnant in their teens nearly as frequently as they used to.  In fact, the median age of mothers in developed countries has risen considerably even since the 1980’s, when first-time […]

Breastfeeding Your Little One: Hygiene Tips And Tricks

Breastfeeding can look, to the casual observer, like the easiest and most natural thing in the world. Once you start doing it, however, you realise that it’s a bit more complicated than that. There’s the latch, your letdown, engorgement, and supply to worry about. But one thing many people — even lactation consultants — often […]

5 Nursery Must Haves And 5 Nice To Haves

There are literally millions of nursery must-have lists on the internet. As a new parent, it can be incredibly overwhelming. There are tons of things you might need for your baby, but if you come right down to it, babies needs are fairly simple. They want to be fed, soothed and held. All the other […]